members of his victims, as they addressed him in court, calling him a rat, a punk, even satan. steve said he wanted to strangle bulger. he challenged would 84-year-old former leader of south boston's notorious winter hill gang, to turn around and look at him. >> he took off his glasses and was going to glance over when something told him not to. maybe it was best it didn't happen that way. >> reporter: in court, david wheeler held up a photo of his father, roger, who was killed in a hit bulger ordered in 1981. he also criticized the fbi for as he put it, protecting and supervising bulger, before he went on the run for 16 years. bulger was finally captured in 2011 in santa monica. >> he kept his back turned to me, just like the fbi and justice department have turned their back to me. >> the two-hour hearing ended when the judge asked bulger if he wanted to speak. he simply said no. >> even if bulger didn't look at or address the victim's families, his attorney was affected by the raw emotion. >> i sat right next to him. saw how he responded. and i thought that was in response of the words!